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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Communicating / Identity

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate and discuss how connections between Law, story, ceremony, visual design, people and Country/Place are demonstrated and manifested in individual and community behaviour

[Key concepts: identity, Law, behaviour, story, ceremony, guidance; Key processes: investigating, explaining, discussing]


  • investigating and explaining the connections between rules, Law and kin systems, and how these can be demonstrated through visual design and performing arts
  • discussing Law for behaviour associated with cultural practices and traditions, for example, birth, naming and funeral ceremonies
  • learning from Elders different roles and responsibilities associated with ceremonies that are determined by kinship and social groupings
  • listening to and receiving guidance from Elders on how ceremony, place and Law and are connected through kinship, story and cosmology and how they are demonstrated in community behaviour
  • discussing how stories and songs often link neighbouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and nations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
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